The auto racing world has lost a star.
Ken Block, a rally car driver and YouTuber behind the Hoonigan channel, has died after a snowmobile accident in Utah, the company he co-founded, Hoonigan Industries confirmed in a statement on Instagram. He was 55 years old.
“It is with our deepest regret that we can confirm that Ken Block died today in a snowmobile accident,” the Jan. 2 note read. “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And above all a father and husband.”
The message continued, “He will be missed beyond belief. Please respect the family’s privacy at this time as they mourn.”
Ken leaves his wife Lucyand her three children.